Rob van den Dam is the Global Telecom Industry Leader at the IBM Institute for Business Value. He leads strategic thought leadership in telecommunications and is a contributor to IBM's global telecom strategy. He develops future agenda's, industry outlooks and business value realization studies. He has 25 years of experience in the telecom industry and has worked in a range of advisory and implementation roles for major telecommunications, media and government organizations.
Recent work includes future scenario planning, digital transformation, Internet of Things, big data and customer experience. Rob periodically presents at major industry conferences, such as Total Telecom Festival, Digiworld, CommunicAsia, ITU World, GSMA Mobile Asia, IBC and BroadcastAsia. He has published multiple articles in, amongst others, the Annual Review of Communications, Jnl of Telecommunications Management, Telecom Asia and Total Telecom Magazine.
Rob graduated at the Delft University in Aerospace Engineering (with honors) and got a Phd. He started his career 35 years ago at the National Aerospace Industry. Prior to joining IBM he worked for Data Sciences where he was Senior Principal and one of the founders of Data Sciences' telecommunications practice.